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Colt WWI 1918 Pony is home

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Cobra64, Mar 2, 2010.


  1. Cobra64

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    Ever since I was bit by the 1911 bug, I've had a yearning for an older, "classic" 1911. This Colt 1911 WWI 1918 reproduction seemed like the way to go, and after a thorough cleaning and oil change, I'm guessing the fit and finish are probably about what it was 92 years ago.

    The slide to frame fit is tighter than I expected for a $1k 1911, but trigger is awful at about a 200#. Before ordering this pistol, I had been discussing with Bac and two other 1911 afficionados in using this as a donor for the likes of which a Ted Yost or Chuck Warner could turn into a sweet shooting pistol. The focus will be almost entirely dedicated to the internals; but being a lefty, an ambi-safety is on the list (ugh), and most likely having the slide detailed to dress up the roll markings. There's $1,200 left in the budget for gunsmith work.

    When the weather warms up it's off to the range to measure accuracy and gauge satisfaction quotient.


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    Bac, you may want to post your Yost as a reference for our friends.
     

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    #1 Cobra64, Mar 2, 2010
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    Congrats on your first Colt 1911 Cobra!

    It looks great :thumbsup:
     

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    Sure.


    Here's the same 1911 with Ted Yost's retro custom package!


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    Help me I think I've fallen... in love.
     
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    Even though she doesn't really know you, my wife officially hates you guys. :supergrin:

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    Congrats I like it looks like another gun gets added to my wish list:supergrin:
     
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  9. Cobra64

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    Thanks Bac.

    You guys may be wondering about my comment regarding "dressing up roll markings..." If you compare Bac's above, and this (realizing the finishes are different), you'll see a world of difference.


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    It's still snowing here in western, NC so it will be a few days before I get to shoot it.

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    Me too - most likely after trigger surgery. :)
     
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    Well, based on some of the shots you've shared with us, we're sure you're getting lucky on a regular basis. :supergrin:
     
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    Thanks Greg, and yeah, 1911s have that effect on us. :supergrin:
     
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    Bac's okay... but I like his guns better. :rofl:
     
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    No kidneys. Since Bac gets a 17-1/2% commission from every 1911 pistolsmith in North America and free work, there's little financial sacrifice on his part.
     
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    Nice Choice.

    I think you will be quite surprised by the accuracy of this pistol. I have one of these in Carbonia Blue, and it happens to be the most accurate of all of my 1911's past and present. I managed to put 2 rounds touching in the 5 ring (center mass) of our qual target at 25 yards just using the crappy little sights. This pistol performed better than my tuned TRP, XSE Combat Commander and a couple of other 1911's all of which I have sold.

    I think it would make a nice project as a donor pistol. I really love the look of the Yost retro package.

    Let us know what you think when you shoot it.

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    Thanks Andy. I'll be looking into Yost and a few others. Though Yost does appear to be more 1911 centric than some of the other gunsmiths.
     
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